Hello! So you might have noticed that I’ve haven’t been blogging lately. You might be thinking I’ve been off on adventures, such as travelling the world or slaying dragons, but alas, you are wrong. I haven’t travelled anywhere other than the dungeons of the Toronto subway system.
My internship has taken over my life, ladies and gents. Or rather, commuting downtown has. I’m so exhausted everyday after spending a minimum of 2 hours commuting to and fro everyday, I barely have time to brush my teeth, much less blog. You get the idea.
Everyday is a race. To wake up. To get out the door. To get to the subway station. To get on the train before the jaws of the subway close midway. To get to work on time. To get on the right train home. To help out at home and make dinner. To clean up. To read a bit before bed. A race to get to sleep so I can do it all again the next day. And I hate it.
I hate the rushing and the running and the speed and tiredness of it. I imagine I would like life downtown if I wasn’t so tired all the time. But I’m not enjoying it one bit because I barely have time to relax when I come home. Its all one big blur.
But other than working (and complaining), what else have I been doing?
Well, on Saturday I had my Humber convocation from the creative book publishing program that completed in the summer. Remember that? Sometimes it feels so long ago, but other times, I’m able to recall exactly what I was thinking when I worked on a particular assignment or what happened on a particular field trip like it was yesterday.
It was great to see my friends from Humber, some who I haven’t spoken to since the program ended.
The best part, though, was bringing my friends along with me. My family couldn’t come and so I invited my best friends, who came along eagerly. They were more excited than me!
It was weird because I was very relaxed about the whole thing, especially since I had my bigger (and more daunting) university convocation in the spring, so this seemed so laid back in comparison (people were wearing jeans!).
But my friends enjoyed themselves, cheering loudly for me when my name was called (I thought I had a whole cheering section, instead of just two girls), took my pictures, and told me they were proud of me. It was so sweet.
And then they had to get me presents! The picture you see up at the top is the poster they got for me (which is now hanging in my room). Minus the drinking wine part, everything on it makes me smile and makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Lots of good advice!
For all the book junkies out there, I also received a book:
Another perfect present for confused me! Hehe I can’t wait to read it 🙂
To my friends, Fatima, Ailvi, and Zainab, thanks so much for making it such an awesome day and for the lovely poster, which keeps putting a smile on my face. 🙂
Other than graduation shenanigans, I’ve just been reading old books, since my holds are taking forever to come in at the library. I also just finished Nevermore which I hope to post a review about very soon!
But if I don’t, don’t kill me. -_-
Anyways, that’s what’s been keeping me busy and away from blogging. I hope to get back at it, maybe one post a week, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Thanks for reading.
‘Till next time,